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19 replies added

  1. VR March 23, 2020 Reply

    How about offering a code flag lima for purchase ?

    • D L Luce April 10, 2020 Reply

      The solid yellow flag (Q) means “I am free from disease–I request the inspectors check my vessel”; it is flown before going through Customs or immigration. The L flag is flown when health officials or the ship’s master have determined that disease is present among the crew, and have directed that the crew may not mix with local populations. It is flown for the duration of time specified by the local authority.

    • e.ansel April 24, 2020 Reply

      Thanks for bringing it to our attention Tony! Will get right on it. Very glad you’re enjoying the project!

  2. Hello Everyone. I sail sail-number 584 in the Bevery Yacht Club. By trade, I am an attorney, and also a Justice of the Peace. Last fall I married a young couple in my H-12! I was wondering if this is a first, and if the event (and its photos) should be registered somehow in the Herreschaff museum???

    Best regards,

    Terry

  3. Terry Freiberg June 30, 2020 Reply

    Hello Everyone. I serve as a Justice of the Peace, and from time to time I marry couples. Late last summer, I married a couple in my H-12 (Sail No. 584). Do you think that was a first?

    Best to all,

    Terry Freiberg
    Beverly Yacht Club

    • e.ansel July 2, 2020 Reply

      Hi Terry! While we can’t say for sure, it’s certainly possible that was a first!

  4. Jim@melbourne August 17, 2020 Reply

    e.ansel…….A wonderful interview with Wooden Boat….you’re a natural commentator, and to have had the wooden boat experience at your age is a treasure beyond words. Please do more online content in and around Hereshoff with links to Matt at Wooden Boat.
    Congratulations to your management for the time and effort.

  5. Rick Evans August 25, 2020 Reply

    Just watched the woodenboat interview with Evelyn Ansel which lead me to this site. Great interview and great site, looking forward to exploring this with more detail
    Thanks

  6. Susan September 11, 2020 Reply

    We are escaping Covid 19 for a week on the vineyard 9/26-10/3 and many years ago were able to rent a Herreshoff for a week there and just loved it. We will be in Edgartown with a dock. Does anyone know of someone who would rent one to us for the week? We ar good sailors and steep wards por this lovely, lovely boat.

  7. Susan September 11, 2020 Reply

    We are escaping Covid 19 for a week on the vineyard 9/26-10/3 and many years ago were able to rent a Herreshoff for a week there and just loved it. We will be in Edgartown with a dock. Does anyone know of someone who would rent one to us for the week? We are good sailors and good stewards of this lovely, lovely boat.

    • M. Steele January 19, 2023 Reply

      You might contact Bill Roman at the Edgartown Yacht Club for recommendations. There are a number not racing regularly tho is is one of our largest fleets.

  8. Dees Wilmsen February 5, 2021 Reply

    I read in the Building 28 Shop Blog nr. 12 a reference to Herreshoff’s Rules for Light weight wooden boat building found in Skene’s. In The Classic Yacht Symposium 2006 is an article about The Rules for Construction of Wooden Yachts By Halsey Herresoff. I now wonder if the Herreshoff Rules in Skene’s are the same as published in the 2006 Proceedings.

    If not, could you please supply me with a copy of the Herreshoff Rules found in Skene’s?

    Look forward to your reaction.

    KIndest regards.

    Dees

  9. Jim Giblin November 20, 2021 Reply

    Model 1209
    The personification of the terms “skimming dish” and perseverance
    This is a perfect example of museum work being more rewarding and more challenging than most people think.

  10. Spencer Day February 16, 2023 Reply

    I wish to request larger fonts and less ‘white on yellow backgrounds’ in your emails and website. Sorry to be an old crank but I am getting older and can just barely read your content. I have reading glasses and everything but it’s just too dang tiny and yellow for me, and, I suspect, others as well.

    • e.ansel March 15, 2023 Reply

      Hi Spencer! Sorry about that, we are looking into it and will see what we can do to improve the situation going forward…

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